“Our greatest learning and connection often come from moments of intersecting: with other people, with spaces, and with ideas that inform our relation to the world and beings around us.”
Robin Hand, EcoArt Walk 2018 Citizen Artist
“In order to be moved to take steps to improve the state of our environment, I believe we must first learn to appreciate it.” Charlotte Spafford, EcoArt Walk 2018 Citizen Artist
Community Arts Council of Vancouver together with Green Streets and Britannia Community Services Centre joyfully present our first EcoArt Walk 2018. This pilot project invited citizen artists in Grandview-Woodland to create temporary eco-art installations in Green Streets gardens. Eco-art aims to spark dialogue, inspire caring and respect for the environment, and promote positive social action. With this project we hope to seed-bomb new relationships and civic conversations at the meeting place of people, ecology, and creativity.
Project Coordinator Bea Miller is a weaver and eco-artist, as well as educator and facilitator who works with people of all ages across Vancouver. Bea led an ethical wild-crafting workshop on April 19 2018 which brought the participating artists together learn more about the principles and practice of eco-art, particularly around responsible gathering and use of natural materials.
EcoArt Walk 2018 welcomes visitors beginning at our event launch June 17, 2018 with guided pedestrian tours from 12 PM – 4 PM meeting at the Napier Greenway, Commercial Drive & Napier Street in front of Britannia Community Services Centre. You can also get a hands-on experience of making eco-art by creating a community mandala with Yolanda Weeks and Alternative Creations Studio!
Through July 30, 2018 the public is invited to walk or cycle among the nine art works. Printed maps will be available at Britannia Community Service Centre information desk and library, with an online map available at www.cacv.ca.
Open: June 17 – July 30, 2018
Location: Grandview-Woodland, Vancouver, BC
Free to the public
Community Arts Council of Vancouver